What are the side effects of Botox injections for migraines?
Common side effects
- redness, soreness, or swelling at the injection site.
- dry mouth.
- neck stiffness.
Can Botox for migraines make them worse? For some people, botulinum toxin injections (Botox®) will help relieve a good portion of their headache symptoms, headache severity, and headache frequency. For some people, botulinum toxin injections will make their headache symptoms, headache severity, and headache frequency worse.
Can Botox cause neurological problems? FDA has reported adverse events after BoNT injection affecting nervous system far from initial site of injection such as speech disorder, nystagmus, restless leg syndrome, and even coma. Central nervous system involvement included 23.5% of serious and 24.9% of non-serious events (1).
What should you not do after Botox for migraines? Don’t lie down for at least 3 hours after receiving Botox. Don’t go into any saunas, hot tubs, or tanning booths for at least 4 hours. This helps to prevent bruising, because heat can raise your blood pressure. Otherwise, you can resume your regular activities right after getting Botox.